Spyderco’s original K08 Santoku was the first factory santoku introduced into the U.S. market. Straddling the line between a traditional Asian cleaver and a Western chef’s knife, Spyderco's version is crafted from premium MBS-26 stainless steel and ground extremely thin for low-friction cutting performance. Its “stepped” black polypropylene handle provides a comfortable, secure grip and is injection molded directly onto the tang of the blade for added strength. If you’re a serious chef, or are learning to chop like a pro in the kitchen, give the Santoku a try. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without one.